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Agrimonia gryposepala which is also known as Tall hairy agrimony, Common agrimony is a perennial forb.

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Agrimonia gryposepala which is also known as Tall hairy agrimony, Common agrimony, hooked agrimony, or Tall hairy grooveburr is a species of agrimony. This is a perennial forb belonging to the rose family Rosoceae. This plant is a native of North America, Canada, and Chiapas, Mexico. This forb can grow up to a height of 1–5ft (about 30–150cm). The flowers appear in small clusters and are yellow in color. They are 5 parted flowers that are borne on a hairy stalk. The leaves are pinnate. The fruits are in clusters and seeds are hooked and dry.

This plant can treat diarrhea and fever. This is also used as styptic for nosebleeds and urinary problems.It is a food for caterpillars of the snout moth Endotricha flammealis. It is basically an herbal medicine and used in herbal pillows as a cure for insomnia.

This can cure the disorders of kidneys, liver and bladder, and for irritable bowel syndrome, jaundice and acts like a mild astringent and a diuretic. It is useful in curbing skin eruption and treat diseases of blood, pimples, blotches, etc. It cures sores and ulcers.

It has volatile oil and is used in cottage medicine for gargles and for dressing leather because of presence of tannin.

Growing/Caring conditions for Agrimonia gryposepala:
– This plant can be propagated from seed.
– Place the seeds of Agrimony in a freezer bag which is filled with moist sand to about 4 inches.
– Leave it in the fridge for 4 to 6 weeks.
– These seeds need to be vernalized which is nothing but to maintain the seeds to cold temperatures in order to promote development.
– Sow the seeds in spring.
– Maintain the night temperatures to 55°F or above.
– Add a slow release organic fertilizer for good growth.
– Keep the seeds moist until germination.
– Mulch the plant in early season.
– The plants should be watered around the soil to ensure soil to root contact.
– This plant needs moderately fertile and well drained soil.
– Mulch with a 2-inch layer of bark or gravel mulch around the base for the plant to retain moisture and to keep the roots damp.
– Maintain evenly moist soil.
– Trim the plants as they mature to ensure growth and shape.
– Cut the plants to 4 inches in late autumn for a wood style garden.
– Divide the plant every four years.

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